We've been in IPB for a little while now and I haven't had a chance to give an update of how things are going. I'll try and touch on some of the questions asked frequently, but this isn't going to focus on bugs or problems. Hopefully I touch on most of the major points, but if I missed something, let me know and I'll amend and update the post. As I think of more things, I'll hopefully remember to update the post as well. [hr] Reputation Reputation no longer behaves in the same way it did with vBulletin. While it is easily open for abuse, I would hope that people would use it somewhat reliably because the current default settings are: You can give 5 positive reputation points a day You can give 5 negative reputation points a day You can give it to anyone, even yourself. You can no longer give reputation to yourself. (March 17th, 2010) The idea is for it to be like voting a post up and down. I suppose it is something like a mix between the old thanks hack and old reputation system. I can adjust the numbers as I see fit, but I want to see how people use it for the time being. Watched Content Watched content is the same thing as subscribing to threads and forums. I'm working on trying to make it a bit better, but in actuality, I think the sidebar block, at the very least, does a lot of thinking for you. It won't show any thread that doesn't have a new post, but when you view the posts, it more or less seems like all threads are in descending order from the actual thread's start date. However, that should be temporary because as my watch topics have started seeing new posts, they have reordered themselves in the usual descending order from whichever one has the latest post. Personal Messenger The PM system is slightly different than everyone is used to, but it does a pretty good job. If you had lots of PMs, you probably noticed that everything was pretty much out of order. I believe that is just a problem with importing the database, so if you just create a folder and file them away or just delete all your old ones you should be fine. The PMs behave a little like threads between two people, or however many people are invited to a conversation. As a result of that, they appear more like threads in your messenger window so if you play around with it, it's a bit easier to understand. Profile Comments There is no longer any relationship between posts made on each other's profiles (via the old "View Conversation" button) but I am working on a way to add a reply button that will go to the other persons's profile and either snap to your last comment or to the reply box. There -might- be a way I can create a completely separate page to display all messages pertaining to you and the person you want to see, but that's a bit more complicated. Gallery I would like to encourage people to use the gallery because it's far more useful than the albums part of vB. I want to encourage using it, especially for images used here on TAL, because it will most likely be faster than something like imageshack. No one like a slow page load and using our own resources should significantly speed things up. I might also create a fanclub section in the gallery so that fanclubs can create albums in order to be able to easily store images directly here on TAL. [hr] Well, hopefully that takes care of most major areas people have mentioned. Once again, leave me a reply on what you think, if I missed something (please omit bugs or anything like that and stick it in the tracker), or you see any glaring errors in this post.